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Kuwait activist ordered detained for critical Tweets


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Kuwait activist ordered detained for critical Tweets

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KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwaiti media says an activist has been ordered detained for 21 days after posting critical comments about the government on Twitter.

The state-linked al-Qabas newspaper reported Monday that Kuwait's public prosecutor ordered Sara al-Drees be detained and interrogated for Tweets deemed offensive to Kuwait's ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.

Earlier this month, Al-Drees published comments on her Twitter account criticizing the government's detention of political activists.

Al-Drees was among a number of activists detained in 2013, during a spate of political unrest in Kuwait over changes to the country's electoral laws. Al-Drees and other activists were later pardoned by the ruler of Kuwait.

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